How Well Do You Know Your Peppers?

Photo by: Tim Hout
Habanero-
Shaped like a lantern, this pepper from the Yucatán generates tear-jerking heatâ€"one type, red savina, was until recently considered the world's hottest chili (see ... more 
Photo by: Tim Hout
Habanero-
Shaped like a lantern, this pepper from the Yucatán generates tear-jerking heatâ€"one type, red savina, was until recently considered the world's hottest chili (see No. 3)â€"and a striking floral flavor.

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By JJ Goode, DETAILS

To gauge a sauce's flavor and spiciness, get acquainted with the chillies behind it.